Sam Allardyce believes Steve Bruce is a better fit at English Premier League side Newcastle United than he would ever have been.

Steve Bruce has been selected as Newcastle United’s manager for this season.

“Newcastle wasn’t for me,” Sam Allardyce told Sky Sports.

“I was very chuffed that Mike [Ashley] considered me again but I felt that Brucey was a better fit than me and good luck to him.”

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“It is his dream move to manage his home town club and I wish him well. It was the only thing that came up this summer,” he added.

“You never know [when he will be back].”

“It didn’t happen last season which was my first year out of professional football for the first time since I was 15.”

“It was a bit strange just watching all the games but I found it to be very interesting in seeing how I feel about the game and how I would feel about what I would do if I got back in – you have plenty of time to get ready if you do want to get back into the game,” he concluded.

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